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U-434, Hamburg

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Offering a rare chance to experience the harsh living conditions inside the tight corridors of a Soviet submarine in operation during the height of the Cold War, U-434 is now open to the public as a museum exhibit. Once the largest hunting and espionage submarine in the world, the Russian submarine was built in 1976 and remained in service until 2001. The vessel spent many years patrolling the North Sea, operated by a 78-man crew. Today, the submarine is docked on the edge of the city's harbor, providing a peek behind one of the most impressive vessels of its time. To visit U-434 and get the most from your holiday in Hamburg, create itinerary details personal to you using our Hamburg vacation planner.
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  • You can save confidently visit and the entrance fee. Rather, the Museum harbours in Övelgönne or port-city look at - no entrance fee, but historical maritime experience!
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  • I was with my sponsored child, boy, 8 J.a.. It has very helpful, exciting and impressive. Sometimes a bit tight, you have to stoop or creep, so unfortunately this is nothing for wheelchair users.
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  • This is a Russian submarine which is converted to a museum. Everything in the submarine is extremely real. Feels like you are under water with the soldiers. It is not easy to walk through the submarin...  more »
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  • Very interesting seeing just how cramped these submarines really were. The equipment is all well preserved and you can touch and move a lot of the dials and switches. Would have been nice to have a hand held audio guide to take through the ship, as there is very little information explaining how everything works.
  • You can visit a Soviet submarine. All very tiny and with tight and steep stairs. Interesting
  • Have been to this u-boot, when it was located far behind Hafen-City. Not whole of boat is accessible, but still it's one of the best museum I've been to.
  • Very well preserved soviet/russian submarine, decommissioned in 2001 - which can be visited fully. It would be nice having more info about the submarine itself, but seeing how one submarine is in the inside is worth it by itself!
  • It was awesome. Only downside they don't have good souvenirs except for the usual Hamburg stuff :(